Welcome to Pop Optics! This is a feature in which I will explore some particular life moment that was shaped or influenced by some particular pop culture or even vice versa. In 6th grade I was given detention. My crime? … Continue reading I Was A Teenage Anti-Christ!
This is the final part in a series. You can read the previous entries here. Author’s note: When I began this series, it was with a few things in mind. First, to rewrite a story that, to me, was flawed … Continue reading At the Mountains of Man-Ass Part VI: Tonight We Die But Tomorrow… Still Dead.
Welcome to the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, otherwise known as GLOW! Well, okay, not the real GLOW but rather the fictionalized version on Netflix. Season 2 elbow-dropped over the weekend, so talk all you want here about what happened. Do … Continue reading Spoil Sports: GLOW Season 2
Hello friends. It has been a while, hasn’t? A lot of things have happened since the last time we saw each other. Come in, have a seat. Coffee? Tea? Water? A stiff drink? How about a slap across the face? … Continue reading Let’s Talk: The Optimism of Summer
Can I have a taste of your ice cream? Can I lick the crumbs from your table? Can I interfere in your crisis? No, mind your own business NO! MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS! Continue reading Mind Your Own Night Thread
We’ve all had them. Those moments in our lives when something doesn’t just go wrong, it goes sideways and then slathers goo all over our face and then it goes wrong. Awkward moments. Life’s rich embarrassments that push you ever … Continue reading Awkward Moments
Sometimes you’ve seen a TV spot more times than you’d like to and it is so torturous it is essentially a war crime. Or maybe there’s a piece of advertising that you feel is completely out of touch with modern … Continue reading Advertising That Irks You
Biting your nails. Biting a stranger’s nails. Chewing your hair. Popping gum. Popping zits. Fondling batteries. Picking noses. Scratching your butt in public. Reckless coke binges. These are examples of bad habits. We all have them, some more debilitating than … Continue reading Let’s Talk: Breaking the Habit
Riot Fest announced the first wave of bands confirmed for this year’s line up tonight and it is stacked. Mainstays such as Andrew WK and GWAR were locks. The Aquabats are a hidden gem. Alkaline Trio and Blink 182? Matt … Continue reading Riot Fest 2018: First Wave Line Up Released
This is part five in an ongoing series. Click here to read previous entries. I had initiated contact with Harold and then he reciprocated. That’s how communication works. You establish contact in hopes that a dyadic conversation begins. Except … Continue reading At the Mountains of Man-Ass Part V: That Isn’t Really Jason
Summer is nearly upon us and for those of us in America, this coming weekend is the designated start of the summer cooking season. So today’s Let’s Talk topic is Summer Cooking (recommended by Waffalicious, tweaked by me). Of course, … Continue reading Let’s Talk: Summer Cooking
Hey everyone. Apologies for some inconveniences caused by a WordPress update. I’ll use this as an opportunity to say thank you for everyone who helped make the Showcase last week awesome! No topic this week. Go forth and talk creatively! Continue reading Creative Endeavors Does Its Thing